Take the aggression out of playtime


Playtime should be fun for everyoneAccording to Ron Hines, DVM, PhD, biting and scratching are common behavioral frustrations for cat owners, second only to inappropriate urination. Early experiences with rough play and inappropriate interaction can greatly influence aggressive behavior in cats later in life. Varied personalities, as well as genetic traits, fear and ill health, may also have a bearing on behavior. However, a nurturing environment, proper handling and consistent training will help promote a loving and safe relationship between you and your cat.

Kittens will wrestle and nip as a form of play, but they must learn at an early age that it is not appropriate to bite. Nipping faces or hands should never be encouraged as play.

Read a full article about cat aggression - and preventing it - here.

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